Importance of a Healthy Diet and Employee Performance
Did you know that one half of all deaths in the U.S. are from diabetes and heart disease? These chronic health conditions have a lot to do with our diet! The main problem is that most Americans do not get enough nutrients from the food they eat. They are not getting enough fruits, veggies, nuts/seeds, whole grains, healthy oils and fish. Americans are consuming huge amounts of salt. High Salt consumption accounts for almost 10% of heart related deaths. Americans also consume too much processed meats and sugary drinks. This accounts for another 6-9% of deaths from stroke, heart disease and diabetes.
The message here is eat more of the good stuff and less of the bad foods and you will be a lot healthier! A healthy diet consists of 2 cups of cooked veggies and 3 servings of fruit per day. An example of 3 servings of fruit would be an apple, orange and a banana per day.